He takere waka nui

15 points

Not offered 2022, offered in 2021

For further information see Aotahi School of Maori and Indigenous Studies


This course will be delivered as part of the UC Takere programme through a series of workshops, tutorials, PALS (Peer Assisted Learning Sessions) and haerenga (field trips). There will be one 5-day noho marae in week 1 of the programme followed by 5 weeks of learning on-campus. The course introduces students to a pre and post-colonial history of Maori and Pacific society and innovation and provides a basic understanding of concepts that comprise a Maori and Pacific worldview of cultural similarities and differences shared across the Pacific. This course will cover: - Cultural narratives and navigation - European settlement and colonisation of the Pacific - Biculturalism in Aotearoa - Understanding identity as a lived experience - Influences of Maori and Pacific identities in historical and contemporary contexts